Bookbed recommends: ‘Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window’ by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

by Oryo It has been ages since I wrote any thoughts about a book. The last I can remember was when our Biology professor required us to write an extensive book report about an Ebola-inspired book, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, which, by the way, I recommend. I can tell you, though, that my thoughts and feelings backContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window’ by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi”

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland

by Kachi Parado wan·der·lust – /ˈwändərˌləst/, noun, a strong desire for or impulse to travel and explore the world Some people don’t like or believe in the concept of wanderlust. But this feeling of longing to go out of my daily life to try something new? It exists and it lives in me. I love being outContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland”

Story submission: ‘Carved’

by Petersen Vargas This is a story about my first love. But before I tell you about my first love, let me tell you what my name is first. My name is Hil Petersen Vargas, and I was called Petersen for the first half of my life, and Hil for the second half up until now.Continue reading “Story submission: ‘Carved’”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Until’ trilogy by Jonaxx

by Pauline P Being friend-zoned sucks. But being cousin-zoned is way worse. Have you ever experienced being so attracted to a certain someone only to find out you’re actually related to them? Ouch. Despite the common notion of incest being evil, there have been couples in the past, and even today, where the pair turned out to be first cousins. Some of theContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Until’ trilogy by Jonaxx”

Story Submission: ‘kinsey x’

by Rachel i am thirteen and i look at pornography and i think, is that it? is that the grand event, the grand design spoken of in furtive whispers and secret asides, as if it’s some majestic cathedral of sweat-slick intimacy with a choir of grunts and moans and slap-smacked limbs, every orgasm a hallelujah onContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘kinsey x’”

Fiction Nation: To the North and South with Elizabeth Gaskell

by Allana Luta Now I know January usually signals beginnings but I can’t help feeling the beginnings of that time of year when there’s more pollen in the air, love songs are heard everywhere and couples make out in public like they just don’t care. (Points for the rhyme, please.) February is still a week away, but whyContinue reading “Fiction Nation: To the North and South with Elizabeth Gaskell”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Fast Food Fiction Delivery’ edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

by KB Meniado I have a confession to make: The first time I found Fast Food Fiction: Short Stories to Go at a library years ago, I thought it was a collection of stories set in fast food chains. Please don’t judge me (even if I judged the title). Later, when I read it, I foundContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Fast Food Fiction Delivery’ edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

by Elaine Zapanta Happy new year! Let’s welcome 2015 with a magical look that’s perfect for all the adventures waiting for us. For this look, I chose the book that started it all—“it” meaning my love for books, especially YA fiction: Queen J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Yes, friends, I was quite lateContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han

by Elaine Zapanta This week on FaceBookIt, we’re taking the pinks out for Christmas! I am recreating the cover of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I received word from one of our readers requesting I do this book next. Challenge accepted! I always start with the eyes because cleaning up is easier,Continue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han”

Bookbed goes to: Café Talk

by KB Meniado Back when Bookbed was but a wee baby, I had other ideas in mind to satiate my love for books. One of those was Book Buffet. It was a dream project my college friends and I talked about one afternoon as we chomped on our burgers at a popular fast food chain. BookContinue reading “Bookbed goes to: Café Talk”